Cinco de Mayo is not going unnoticed here at Samuel Gaines Academy. Students in Mr. Plowden’s 8th grade History spent some time researching different Hispanic leaders who has made significant contributions to their culture by creating Thinking Maps, taking Cornell notes, and using technology resources. This is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage and is warmly embraced at Gaines Academy.
35 students from Imagine Schools Nau Campus are new members of the National Junior Honor Society.
Members were selected by the chapter’s faculty council (Mr. James Hanna, Dr. Elizabeth Scarborough, Ms. Athena Sengos, Ms. Deborah Bemis, & Mrs. Lynn Kilgore) for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.
These students are:
|Mario Pierre Jr (President)||Andrenna Aarons||Sunja Jean Baptiste|
|Stephanie Cuello-Martinez ( Vice President)||Bradley Aguilar||Kaylah Key|
|Darrion Henry (Secretary)||Ricky Almada||Kaden Lane|
|Alexia Pinder (Treasurer)||Kevin Better||Calida Markland|
|Warren Jackson (Parliamentarian)||Chanae Chance||Catherine Nettleton|
|Whitney Saint-Fleur (Historian)||Sean Crowley||Shawn Pinder|
|Eve Ennis||Ghilaire Saincy|
|Colin Fadden||Wilken Saint-Fleur|
|Connor Fadden||Jordan Smith|
|Walthon Flores||Jordan Walrond|
|Carolin Fulmer||Allejai Ward|
|Christopher Harvey||Cayla Weakland|
|Chansa Heng||Malik Williams|
|Devin Martinez||Alicia Mendez|
“We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body. National Junior Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community”, said Russell Ader, Assistant Principal.
This is Imagine Schools Nau Campus’ inaugural year. The chapter plans to sponsor several service projects for the school and community.
The Nations Junior Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for middle school students. There are chapters in more than 7,500 middle schools and, since 1929, millions of students have been selected for membership. NJHS is a program of the NASSP (the National Association of Secondary School Principals, www.nasp.org).
Jacqueline, a 5th grader at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, designed the first annual “Believe in Yourself” day. Students celebrated the positive qualities within themselves and others to motivate one another to be their best every day.
Congratulations to Shamir Sterlin, Dayden Holtman, Lana Lovanh, Brian Wu, and Skylar Monroe who won this year’s Law Poster Contest! The theme this year (for Elementary grades) was “Voting at the Polls”. Mrs. Cary Schott was so proud of her art students. Each student worked hard to create a winning illustration. For grades 3-5, Brian Wu took 1st place and received $150.00. Dayden Holtman took 2nd place and received $100.00. Lana Lovanh took third place and received $75.00. For grades K – 2, Skylar Monroe took 1st place and received $100.00 and Shamir Sterlin won 2nd place and received $75.00. Thank you to the Friends of the Saint Lucie County Law Library who sponsored such a wonderful event for the students.
Northport K-8 School Big Brother, Big Sister Mentor Merisa Moroz has won a $1000 Scholarship for the University of North Florida from the Children’s Services Council. Merisa attends Mosaic Digital Academy and has served as a mentor this school year. Northport is thrilled to have a strong partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the AmeriCorps tutoring branch of the organization as well as the many programs offered by the Children’s Services Council. Merisa tutors and mentors two kindergarten children from Tiffany Tredor’s class at Northport and says that she “loves to meet with the kids and be a positive influence.” She also says that, “being with her kids is the best part of her week!” Merisa’s mentee, Alisha Hallenberg says, ” People think that Merisa is my mom, but really she is my best friend!” Now that is really saying a lot! Pictured are Merisa Moroz with one of her “Littles” Alisha. Not pictured is Merisa’s second “Little”, Jackson Bye.
It’s a Three-Peat!
Lincoln Park Academy is sending an Odyssey of the Mind Team to World Finals for the third year in a row!
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition that includes learning communities from all over the world. The abilities to cooperate, communicate and share talents acquired while on an Odyssey Team are just what the next generation needs to meet the challenges of our future.
The Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind Team’s excellent performance at the State Competition has earned them the honor of representing the state of Florida at the World Finals held at the University of Iowa. This is an honor that requires raising the funds needed to get there! The team of seven students is working hard to meet this challenge. Please go to http://tinyurl.com/mvr4gty to add your 100% tax deductible support to this endeavor!
Students, left to right; Hamza Razuman, Rachael Howard, Brenden Rouse, William Clarizio, Samantha Strong, Baylie Cainas, Samreen Razuman
Students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently participated in Administrator for the Day. These students saved up their rocket fuel to be able to spend the day with the principal which they receive from the staff for their positive behavior and part of the PBS program. Each student turned in 300 rocket fuel to be able to enjoy the day with the administrator. They shadowed the principal all day and helped with the Honor Roll assemblies, lunch duty, work in the principal’s office and many other jobs throughout the day. Pictured from left is; Laney Keys, Jayden Cruz, Principal, Debra Snyder, Chloe Zdenek and Joshua Prag. Congratulations to all these students for a job well done!
Students at Centennial High School had the unique opportunity to hear about the Holocaust from an unusual perspective as local author Peter Haase spoke on Friday, May 5.
10th, 11th, and 12th grade English students were privileged to attend a presentation by Mr. Haase, President of the Treasure Coast Writers’ Guild, who spoke about growing up under the Nazi regime, being forced to join the Hitler Youth, and the devastation to Germany caused by Hitler’s years in power.
Robert was recently named a 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar, a highly prestigious scholarship award funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation that covers Robert’s expenses for his undergraduate, master’s and graduate studies. Robert was among 1,000 students chosen from a pool of 52,000, making this years decision one of the most competitive in the programs history.
Robert is Valedictorian of his high school class, and expects to graduate with both his AA degree from Indian River State College and IB Diploma from Lincoln Park. He is a multidimensional student with interests in music, service, and science.
Northport K-8 fifth graders in Judy Fowler, Tracey Healy, Melanie Polascak, Carla Caldwell and Lisa Wiedrick’s classes hosted Mrs. Olga Drucker, a Holocaust survivor recently. Mrs. Drucker spoke to the students in the media center about her experiences living in Nazi Germany as a child and her experiences as part of a special group of children who were transported out of Germany into other countries called “Kindertransport!” Mrs. Drucker spoke to the children with a quivering voice of experience about real life history. Northport K-8 School was able to secure Mrs. Drucker as a speaker through a partnership with the Holocaust Survivors Bureau through Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. Drucker lives in Palm City, Florida and has written a book that is available called “Kindertransport!” Northport K-8 School was so pleased to be able to offer our students a first person piece of living history and the students recognized Mrs. Drucker has a National Treasure. Pictured are fifth grader Alivia LeShore and Olga Drucker.
The Law Day Art & Poster Contest was a great opportunity for students to show off their art skills and take home some cash. This year’s theme was “The Right to Vote.” Lincoln Park Academy art students took top prizes again with winners in 1st place: HS Abbey Bilici; 2nd place HS Breyale Jenkins; 3rd place HS YingYing Zhang and from middle school, 1st place winner, Ferlie Fabre.
1st HS A. Bilicic
2nd HS B. Jenkins
3rd HS Y. Zhang
1st MS F. Fabre
On April 3 – 6, 2014 Saint Lucie West Centennial HOSA traveled to their State Leadership Conference at Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World. Over the course of the four days, two students qualified to attend HOSA’s National Leadership Conference. Alexia Stewart placed in the recognition event for Outstanding HOSA Chapter competing against twelve other regions with hundreds of other HOSA chapters. In addition, we also had another student qualify; Michael Riley who was elected as a State Officer from over 40 other candidates. He was elected as State Parliamentarian and will be serving over 13,000 HOSA members in the 2014 – 2015 school year. We are proud of Alexia and Michael for their hard work and dedication to HOSA. We would also like to say how proud we are of all other competitors who went to States with Centennial. National Leadership Conference will be held from June 25-29 also at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Good luck and congratulations again to Alexia and Michael.
In addition, the Saint Lucie West Centennial HOSA Chapter Advisor and Florida HOSA Region IX Advisor, Elizabeth Durkee was honored with a FL HOSA Lifetime Achievement and Membership award for her years of dedication to this organization. Congrats Mrs. Durkee and thank you for all that you do.
The Dan McCarty Eagles proved to have an abundance of talent on the track & field. At this year’s annual St. Lucie County Schools Track & Field competition, the Eagles proudly brought home several metals.
1st Place – Shot PA
2nd Place – 4×100 m Relay
3rd Place – Mile Medley
4th Place – 100 m & 800 m
1st Place – Shot PA
1st Place – 200 m
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place – 100 m
3rd Place – 4×100 m Relay
3rd Place – 4×400 m Relay
3rd Place – Mile Medley Relay
Congratulations Eagles: Jermecia Rolle, Noemi Diaz, Jeaniela, Cazimy, Chyna McCormick, Latracia Washington, Zaira Auguste, Vanessa Flores, Angela Miranda, Brandon Fore, Terrence Rivers, Shawn Brown, Michael McRae, Daniel Enciso, Luis Lopez, Adan Melendez, Akeem Richards, Marcus Holbert, & Jocelyn Jocirin.
At the April 8, 2014 School Board Meeting, Jimmie Burchard, President of the Sunrise Kiwanis, presented cash awards to the winning schools who participated in the St. Lucie County Fair 2014 School Display. The theme was “Locally Grown! Locally Sewn! A Community Stitched Together- What Makes St. Lucie County Special.” The winners in the elementary school category were: First Place with $500 went to Lawnwood Elementary, Second Place with $250 went to Chester A Moore Elementary, Third Place with $100 went to Windmill Point Elementary, and an Honorable Mention with $50 went to Weatherbee Elementary. Pictured are, WBE Reading Teacher Erin Paul, WMP Assistant Principal Michelle Herrington, WMP Principal Latricia Woulard, CAM Teacher Sabrina Faniel, CAM Principal Felicia Nixon, CAM Teacher Katherine Christopher holding her son Brian Christopher, Superintendent Genelle Yost, CAM Assistant Principal Pam Holmes, School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, LWE Speech Pathologist Janice Berryman, LWE Assistant Principal Kim Cain, and Sunrise Kiwanis President Jimmie Burchard.
At the April 8, 2014 School Board Meeting, Jimmie Burchard, President of the Sunrise Kiwanis, presented cash awards to the winning schools who participated in the St. Lucie County Fair 2014 School Display. The theme was “Locally Grown! Locally Sewn! A Community Stitched Together- What Makes St. Lucie County Special.” The winners in the middle school/ K-8 category were: First Place with $500 went to Palm Point Educational Research School, Second Place with $250 went to Forest Grove Middle School, and Third Place with $100 went to Allapattah Flats K-8. Pictured are, AFK-8 Assistant Principal Ana Rodriguez, AFK-8 Assistant Principal Cassandra Flores, AFK-8 Principal Patricia Galloway, FGM Principal Terry Davis, Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, PPE Art Specialist Diane Turner, PPE Principal Debra Snyder, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Kiwanis President Jimmie Burchard.
At the April 8, 2014 School Board Meeting, Jimmie Burchard, President of the Sunrise Kiwanis, presented cash awards to the winning schools who participated in the St. Lucie County Fair 2014 School Display. The theme was “Locally Grown! Locally Sewn! A Community Stitched Together- What Makes St. Lucie County Special.” The People’s Choice Award of $500 went to Lincoln Park Academy. Pictured are, Assistant Principal David Foxx, Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Kiwanis President Jimmie Burchard.
At the April 8, 2014 School Board Meeting, Jimmie Burchard, President of the Sunrise Kiwanis, presented cash awards to the winning schools who participated in the St. Lucie County Fair 2014 School Display. The theme was “Locally Grown! Locally Sewn! A Community Stitched Together- What Makes St. Lucie County Special.” The “Out of the Box” award of $250 went to Fairlawn Elementary School. Pictured are, Principal Jennifer Hedeen, Assistant Principal Patricia Gascoigne, Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Teacher Kelly Johnson, Media Specialist Kelly Ridle, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Kiwanis President Jimmie Burchard.
All the Kindergarten students at Mariposa Elementary enjoyed a hands-on experience at the 4-H Farm. This field trip enhanced their classroom lessons on animals and learning about gardens as they were able to touch the fur of a donkey, pony, horse, calf, goat, sheep and even a pig. Jabari Monds, Jake Legentus, Anthony Sarver, and Lumarion Gardenhire wait in anticipation of getting to feel the hair of the donkey. They looked at the similarities and differences of the animals to compare and contrast and had fun learning about what our farm friends do for us!
SLPS Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell presented Mrs. Joy West’s first grade students with some thought-provoking questions that inspired some important discussion after he read the story “Hey, Little Ant.” To squish or not to squish? What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? After Dr. Rendell left, students became real life authors and wrote opinion pieces identifying the reasons they gave to support their text.